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St. Croix Valley Gifted Meeting Handouts

 

St. Croix Valley Gifted – Chapter Information

 

GT Position Statements

Position statements offer an organization’s official stance and recommendations on the named topic.

  • MEGT – Responding to the Needs of Elementary Level Gifted Learners (2017)
  • MEGT – Responding to the Needs of Middle Level Gifted Learners (2017)
  • MEGT – Responding to the Needs of High School Level Gifted Learners (2004)
  • MEGT – Mandated Services for Gifted Education (2015)
  • NMSA / NAGC – Meeting the Needs of High Ability and High Potential Learners in the Middle Grades
  • ASCA – The Professional School Counselor and Gifted and Talented Student Programs (2013)
  • NAGC – Full archive of NAGC position statements and white papers

Chapter Meeting Handouts

2/12/18 – What People Say About Gifted Education (articles – .pdf resources)

  • Web Resources
    • St. Croix Valley Gifted Year-at-a-Glance GT Planning Calendar, NUMATS Testing, and NAGC Tip Sheets List
    • Responding to the Arguments Against Acceleration (Again) by Ann Shoplik, Ph.D., for the University of Iowa Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education, 2018
    • When should your gifted child start kindergarten? by Gail Collins, Ph.D., for Gifted Challenges, 2019
    • Back to school tips for gifted teens, middle schoolers, and their parents by Gail Collins, Ph.D., for Gifted Challenges, 2016
    • What most parents of gifted children wish they had known about college planning by Gail Collins, Ph.D., for Gifted Challenges2018
    • Parenting for High Potential, NAGC Member Publication, April 2012
  • Books
    • Understanding Your Gifted Child from the Inside Out by James R. Delisle, Ph.D., 2018
    • The Gifted Kids Workbook: Mindfulness Skills to Help Children Reduce Stress, Balance Emotions, and Build Confidence by Heather Boorman, MSW LCSW
  • AV Media
    • PODCAST: A Mind Matters Manual for Middle School, Mind Matters Episode 38, conversation with Phyllis Fagell, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Certified Professional School Counselor and journalist, 2019
    • PODCAST: Early to the Starting Line: Acceleration Begins in Kindergarten, Mind Matters Episode 34, interview with Ann Lupkowski-Shoplik, Ph.D. Administrator for the Acceleration Institute and Research at the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education
    • PODCAST: Understanding trauma & behavior, The Fringy Bit Episode 124, Heather & Jon Boorman interview Jessica Sinarski

 

Chapter Meeting Handouts, 2017-2018 School Year

Chapter Meeting Handouts, 2016-2017 School Year

Additional Resources

  • NAGC TIP Sheets archive
  • Balancing Equity and Excellence in Gifted Education, Scott J. Peters, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (NAGC 2016)

 

 

TUES 11/12 @ 6:30pm | Strategic College Planning for GT Learners

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TUES 11/12 @ 6:30pm | Strategic College Planning for GT Learners

College planning can be complicated under everyday circumstances. What if you’re a GT learner traveling a non-traditional path through the middle and high school years? College credits for AP or CIS classes may be only part of the picture. Grade or subject acceleration, PSEO courses, or other learning outside the school day also enter the equation. Guest Sabrina Fay, consultant with Thrivent Financial, joins us for a college planning conversation tailored to families who have GT or advanced learners — particularly in grades 5...

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SUN 10/6 @ 2:00PM | Lived Wisdom: A GT Parent Panel Discussion

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SUN 10/6 @ 2:00PM | Lived Wisdom: A GT Parent Panel Discussion

A great advantage of this local MCGT chapter is making connections with St. Croix Valley area families whose students are at different points on their school journeys. We’ve prepared a panel discussion especially for people who are looking ahead or figuring out how to approach current challenges. TOPIC | Lived Wisdom: A GT Parent Panel Discussion – Download Flyer (color or grayscale .pdf) WHEN | SUNDAY 10/6, 2:00 – 4:00pm WHERE | Stillwater Public Library, Margaret Rivers B – Upper Level We are thrilled to bring...

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UPDATED | August Meetings 8/12, 8/14 and Save the Date!

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UPDATED | August Meetings 8/12, 8/14 and Save the Date!

    Be flexible. Look ahead to what’s on the horizon. Steer around hidden obstacles. Advocate, but avoid being “that parent.” Nurture growth. Be ready for the new year. TOPIC | Where the Compass Leads: Guiding GT Kids – Download Flyer (color or grayscale .pdf) WHEN | MONDAY 8/12, 6:00 – 7:30 pm – and – WEDNESDAY 8/14, 6:00 – 7:30 pm WHERE | Stillwater Public Library, Margaret Rivers A – Upper Level St. Croix Valley Gifted invites you to two events in mid August to help chart the...

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TUES 3/26 @ 6:30pm | Guest Marta Wilson, LMFT, on Mental Health at HS & College

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TUES 3/26 @ 6:30pm | Guest Marta Wilson, LMFT, on Mental Health at HS & College

    What should signal parents and young people to access mental health supports? High school years present particular challenges for young people who may need mental health supports. This is especially true as kids approach 18, when they enter new territory for parental input and intervention around healthcare. We welcome featured guest Marta Wilson, LMFT, from PrairieCare in Woodbury. TOPIC | Supporting Kids’ Mental Health: High School & College Transition  – Download Flyer (color or grayscale .pdf) WHEN | Tuesday,...

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MON 3/4 @ 6:00pm | Parenting Beyond the GT Label

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MON 3/4 @ 6:00pm | Parenting Beyond the GT Label

    When do labels help and when do they get in the way? Labels can be obstacles -or- they can open doors. They can offer common ground -or- they can cause conversations to crumble over differences of opinion, culture, and priority. Join St. Croix Valley Gifted for conversation about moving past labels in order to focus on the bigger picture of kids’ emotional well-being and the process of becoming. TOPIC |  Parenting Beyond the GT Label  – Download Flyer (color & grayscale .pdf) WHEN | Monday, 3/4, 6:00 – 7:30...

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THURS 11/15 @ 6:30pm | Growth Conditions: Helping Kids Who are Ready for More

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THURS 11/15 @ 6:30pm | Growth Conditions: Helping Kids Who are Ready for More

Pediatricians show you kids’ physical growth trends and offer guidance. How do you know when to advocate for different growth conditions for learning — or what to ask for? Tammie Stewart is our guest from Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development (CTD). TOPIC |  Growth Conditions: Knowing How to Help Kids Who Are Ready for More  (Flyer color & grayscale .pdf) WHEN | Thursday, 11/15, 6:30 – 8:30 pm WHERE | Room 103B @ Oak-Land Middle School, 820 Manning Ave. N, Lake Elmo What do you do for a kid who...

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TUES 10/9 @ 6:30pm | 2e Film & Discussion with Dyslexia Advocates

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TUES 10/9 @ 6:30pm | 2e Film & Discussion with Dyslexia Advocates

Featuring illuminating interviews with students, parents, teachers, psychologists and therapists, 2e: Twice-Exceptional follows the personal journeys of a unique group of high school students in Los Angeles who have been identified as “twice exceptional” – gifted or highly gifted individuals with learning disabilities or differences. TOPIC | Film screening & discussion with Karin Florin, LPN, of Dyslexia Advocates (Flyer color & grayscale .pdf) WHEN | Tuesday, 10/9, 6:30 – 8:30 pm WHERE | Media Center @ Stillwater Middle School,...

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TUES 9/25 @ 6:30pm | CHAT Night: Getting Our Kids to ‘A’

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TUES 9/25 @ 6:30pm | CHAT Night: Getting Our Kids to ‘A’

Join St. Croix Valley Gifted to talk about how we — caregivers and educators — help or hinder kids’ efforts to be life-long learners. Topic | MCGT CHAT: Getting Our Kids to ‘A’  – Download Flyer (color or grayscale .pdf) When | Tuesday 9/25, 6:30 – 8:30pm Where | Oak-Land Middle School, Room 101A – 820 Manning Ave. N., Lake Elmo Resources | Access the intro readings and the MindMatters Podcast interview with Jim Delisle (Episode 9) Note | Childcare is not available for this event Nationally known GT expert and...

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MON 2/12 @ 6:00pm | What People Say About Gifted Education

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MON 2/12 @ 6:00pm | What People Say About Gifted Education

What do people say about Gifted Education? Is it necessary? Funded? Provided? Reaching local kids who need it? Why is it often so tough to find clear answers to these and other questions parents have about supports in place for GT learners? Is there a roadmap or silver bullet answer? Do you wonder whether the grass is greener somewhere else? Topic | What People Say About Gifted Education  – Download Flyer (color or grayscale .pdf) When | Monday 2/12, 6:00 – 7:30pm Where | Stillwater Public Library, Margaret Rivers B – Upper Level...

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WEATHER ALERT for THURS 1/11 CHAT with Carol Maleug

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WEATHER ALERT for THURS 1/11 CHAT with Carol Maleug

There’s a winter weather advisory through Thursday 1/11, though the storm is expected to move out of the area around school dismissal time. As you well know, how the weather actually behaves vs. what the advance forecast models suggest makes a difference to what happens next. UPDATE 5:20pm THURS | The snow is wrapping up in Washington County and activities are continuing as planned, so we will see you at Stillwater Middle School tonight! Please pay attention to Stillwater Area Public Schools bulletins concerning plans to cancel or go...

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